Chemistry (CHEM)

Vertically-related courses in this subject field are: 

CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry

3 credits
Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences
Full credit may be earned in only one of the following: CHEM 101 or CHEM 111. General treatment of the fundamentals of chemistry. Does not satisfy the prereq for CHEM 112.

CHEM 101L Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit
Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences
This is the companion laboratory course to CHEM 101 and provides an introduction to Chemistry lab practices. It does not satisfy the lab requirement for CHEM 111 or CHEM 112. One 3-hour lab a week.
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 101 .

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I

3 credits
Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences
Full credit may be earned in only one of the following: CHEM 101, or CHEM 111. Note that grades in CHEM 111 will supersede any grades earned in CHEM 101. Intensive treatment of principles and applications of chemistry. Recommended Preparation: A grade of 'B' or better in a high school chemistry course.
Prereq: min 580 SAT math or min 25 ACT math , or min 46 ALEKS; or a grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 101, MATH 143, MATH 160, or MATH 170; or Permission .

CHEM 111L Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit
Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences
This is the companion laboratory course to CHEM 111 and provides an intensive treatment of Chemistry lab practices. One 3-hour lab a week.
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 111 .

CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II

4 credits
Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences
Continuation of CHEM 111. Some work in inorganic chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, liquids, solids, acid-base, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics, and qualitative inorganic analysis. Three lecture and one recitation.
Prereq: CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L or Permission.

CHEM 112L Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit
Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences
This is the companion laboratory course to CHEM 112 and teaches Chemistry lab practices in inorganic chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and qualitative analysis. One 3-hour lab a week.
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 112 .

CHEM 121 Glassblowing

1 credit
Techniques used in constructing scientific apparatus from glass. Graded P/F. One 3-hr lab a wk.\
Prereq: Permission of department.

CHEM 200 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

CHEM 204 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

CHEM 253 Quantitative Analysis

3 credits
Fundamental principles and techniques of chemical analysis; intro to sampling, standardization, data evaluation, gravimetric/volumetric methods, and instrumental techniques. (Fall only)
Prereq: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L.

CHEM 254 Quantitative Analysis: Lab

2 credits
Laboratory portion of Quantitative Analysis (Chem 253).
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 253 .

CHEM 275 Carbon Compounds

3 credits
Aspects of organic chemistry important to students in the life sciences.
Prereq: CHEM 101 and CHEM 101L or CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L or Permission.

CHEM 276 Carbon Compounds Lab

1 credit
Lab to accompany CHEM 275; for students who need only 1 cr of lab. One 3-hr lab a wk.
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 275 or CHEM 277.

CHEM 277 Organic Chemistry I

3 credits
Principles and theories of organic chemistry; properties, preparation, and reactions of organic compounds.
Prereq: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L.

CHEM 278 Organic Chemistry I: Lab

1 credit
One 3-hr lab a wk.
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 277.

CHEM 299 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

CHEM 302 Principles of Physical Chemistry

3 credits
Emphasis on topics important to biological and agricultural science. (Fall only)
Prereq: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L, MATH 160 or MATH 170 or MATH 175, and PHYS 111, PHYS 111L, or Permission.

CHEM 303 Principles of Physical Chemistry Lab

1 credit
Lab to accompany CHEM 302. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Fall only)
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 302.

CHEM 305 Physical Chemistry

3 credits
Kinetic theory, thermodynamics (work, heat and energy); state functions, thermochemistry, the second law of thermodynamics; free energy and mixtures; electrolyte solutions and phase equilibrium; chemical and electrochemical equilibrium. (Fall only)
Prereq: CHEM 112 and CHEM 112L, and MATH 275
Coreq: PHYS 212 or PHYS 213.

CHEM 306 Physical Chemistry II

3 credits
Kinetic theory, atomic and molecular structure, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics.(Spring only)
Prereq: CHEM 305 .

CHEM 307 Physical Chemistry Lab

1 credit
Lab to accompany CHEM 305, CHEM 306. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Fall only)
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 305.

CHEM 308 Physical Chemistry Lab

1 credit
Lab to accompany CHEM 305, CHEM 306. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Spring only)
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 306.

CHEM 372 Organic Chemistry II

3 credits
Continuation of CHEM 277. (Spring only)
Prereq: CHEM 277.

CHEM 374 Organic Chemistry II: Lab

1 credit
Lab to accompany CHEM 372; includes synthesis, structure determination, and mechanisms. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Spring only)
Prereq: CHEM 278
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 372.

CHEM 400 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

CHEM 404 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

CHEM 409 Proseminar

1 credit
Gen Ed: Senior Experience
Current publications in chemistry and chemical engineering with reports on typical scientific papers. Preparation of application materials for graduate work and/or careers in chemistry.
Prereq: CHEM 372 and junior standing.

CHEM 418 Environmental Chemistry

3 credits
Joint-listed with CHEM 518.
Chemistry of atmosphere, soil, and water; pollution monitoring and remediation; treatment of waste in the environment. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Spring only)
Prereq: CHEM 253, CHEM 254, and CHEM 275 or CHEM 277, or Permission.

CHEM 436 Electronics for Scientists

2-4 credits, max 4)
Joint-listed with CHEM 535.
Theory and application of analog and digital electronics used in scientific instrumentation. Registration for CHEM 535 requires completion of an additional term paper or other assignment (Fall, alt/yrs).
Prereq: Permission.

CHEM 454 Instrumental Analysis

3-4 credits
For students in chemistry and allied fields. Techniques in operating new and specialized instruments for qualitative and quantitative analysis and analytical methods of an advanced nature. Three lec and one 4-hr lab a wk. Permission required to register for 3 credits (Spring only)
Prereq: CHEM 253, CHEM 254, and CHEM 305
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 306 .

CHEM 455 Survey of Analytical Chemistry

3 credits
Fundamentals of modern analytical chemistry. Open only to chemistry M.S. and Ph.D. students. Cr is not allowed in both CHEM 454 and CHEM 455.
Prereq: Permission.

CHEM 463 Inorganic Chemistry

3 credits
Principles, complex ions and coordination compounds, theory of acids and bases, bonding theory, non-aqueous solvents, familiar elements and their relationship to the periodic table. (Fall only)
Prereq: CHEM 305 or Permission.

CHEM 464 Inorganic Chemistry

3 credits
Principles, complex ions and coordination compounds, theory of acids and bases, bonding theory, non-aqueous solvents, familiar elements and their relationship to the periodic table. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Spring only)
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 463, or CHEM 466, or Permission.

CHEM 465 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit
Lab to accompany CHEM 464. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Spring only)
Coreq: CHEM 464.

CHEM 466 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry

3 credits
Fundamentals of modern inorganic chemistry. Open only to chemistry M.S. and Ph.D. students. Cr is not allowed in both CHEM 463 and CHEM 466.
Prereq: CHEM 306 and Permission.

CHEM 472 Medicinal Chemistry

3 credits
Joint-listed with CHEM 572
Synthetic chemistry necessary for design and preparation of medicinal agents, and mechanistic chemistry germane to action of pharmaceuticals. Graduate students are required to write an original research proposal on a topic related to drug discovery. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 473, CHEM 476 or Permission.

CHEM 473 Intermediate Organic Chemistry

3 credits
Theories and mechanisms of organic chemistry. (Fall only)
Prereq: CHEM 372
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 306.

CHEM 476 Survey of Organic Chemistry

3 credits
Fundamentals of modern organic chemistry. Open only to chemistry M.S. and Ph.D. students. Cr is not allowed in both CHEM 473 and CHEM 476.
Prereq: Permission.

CHEM 491 (s) Research

1-6 credits, max 12)
Submission of a report of the research done for placement in the permanent dept files is required.
Prereq: Permission of department.

CHEM 495 Statistical Thermodynamics

3 credits
Cross-listed with PHYS 333
Classical thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, kinetic theory, classical and quantum statistical mechanics, ensembles, partition functions, introduction to phase transitions.
Prereq: CHEM 306 or PHYS 305 or equivalent.

CHEM 496 Survey of Physical Chemistry

3 credits
Fundamentals of modern physical chemistry. Open only to chemistry M.S. and Ph.D. students. Cr is not allowed in both CHEM 495 and CHEM 496.
Prereq: Permission.

CHEM 498 (s) Internship

Credit arranged.

CHEM 499 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

CHEM 500 Master's Research and Thesis

Credit arranged.

CHEM 501 (s) Seminar

1 credit, max 2).

CHEM 502 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

CHEM 503 (s) Workshop

Credit arranged.

CHEM 504 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

CHEM 505 (s) Professional Development

Credit arranged.

CHEM 506 Introduction to Teaching and Research Skills

2 credits
Skills required of teaching assistants in laboratory, recitations, office hours, help sessions; skills required for research; use of library; introduction to faculty research. Graded P/F. (Fall only)
Prereq: Permission.

CHEM 509 Advanced Physical Chemistry

3 credits
Application of quantum theory to chemical bonding, molecular spectroscopy, and molecular structure. (Spring only)
Prereq: CHEM 306, CHEM 495, CHEM 496, or Permission.

CHEM 511 Seminar

0 credits.

CHEM 518 Environmental Chemistry

3 credits
Joint-listed with CHEM 418.
Chemistry of atmosphere, soil, and water; pollution monitoring and remediation; treatment of waste in the environment. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Spring only)
Prereq: CHEM 253, CHEM 254, and CHEM 275 or CHEM 277, or Permission.

CHEM 535 Electronics for Scientists

2-4 credits, max 4)
Theory and application of analog and digital electronics used in scientific instrumentation. Registration for CHEM 535 requires completion of an additional term paper or other assignment (Fall, alt/yrs).
Prereq: Permission.

CHEM 542 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

3 credits
Cross-listed with BIOL 554.
Intermediate biochemistry; areas of emphasis include molecular biology, nitrogen and lipid metabolism. Extra oral and/or written assignments required for grad credit. (Spring only)
Prereq: CHEM 372; BIOL 380 or CHEM 302 or CHEM 306; or Permission.

CHEM 550 Radioanalytical Chemistry

2 credits
Fundamental concepts of radiochemistry, including the principles of radioactive decay processes and counting techniques; in-depth treatment of radioanalytical techniques, especially neutron activation and isotope dilution methods; decay processes as sources of x-rays; the use of synchrotron radiation in analytical chemistry. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq: CHEM 454, or CHEM 455, or Permission.

CHEM 551 Electronic Spectrometry

2-3 credits, max 3
A brief review of fundamental concepts, including electronic transitions, optical properties of materials, and laws of radiation absorption; detailed coverage of instrumentation used for ultraviolet and visible absorption spectroscopy, with regard to optical components, overall design strategy, and signal processing; analytical performance related to these aspects and presented from both theoretical and practical standpoints; in-depth coverage of luminescence spectroscopy, including phosphorimetry and fluorimetry; atomic spectroscopy (both flame and plasma-based versions), including principles of operation, instrumental requirements, and analytical application; survey of x-ray absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq: CHEM 454, CHEM 455 or Permission.

CHEM 553 Separation Theory and Chromatography

2-3 credits, max 3)
Gas and liquid chromatography and related fields. Students enrolled in CHEM 553 are required to complete additional written assignments. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq: CHEM 306 .

CHEM 556 Molecular Spectroscopy

3 credits
Interpretation of IR, UV, NMR, and mass spectra. Registration for CHEM 556 requires completion of additional assignments.
Prereq: CHEM 306 or Permission .

CHEM 558 Electrochemistry

2-3 credits, max 3)
Fundamental concepts of electrochemistry, including the principles of redox processes; in-depth treatment of electroanalytical techniques, especially voltammetric and potentiometric methods; advanced treatment of selected topics, including ultramicro and in vivo electrochemical techniques. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq: CHEM 454, or CHEM 455, or Permission.

CHEM 571 (s) Topics In Organic Chem

1-9 credits, max 9)
Selected topics from the current literature.
Prereq: CHEM 473, CHEM 476, or Permission.

CHEM 572 Medicinal Chemistry

3 credits
Joint-listed with CHEM 472
Synthetic chemistry necessary for design and preparation of medicinal agents, and mechanistic chemistry germane to action of pharmaceuticals. Graduate students are required to write an original research proposal on a topic related to drug discovery. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 473, CHEM 476 or Permission.

CHEM 590 Doctoral Research Proposal

1 credit
Taken no later than one semester after completion of cumulative exams; required for advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Includes review of relevant literature and original research proposal describing the student's intended research project.

CHEM 598 (s) Internship

Credit arranged.

CHEM 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research

Credit arranged.

CHEM 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

Credit arranged.